Saint Xavier University signs Teacher Education Transfer Articulation Agreement with Joliet Junior College
Agreement will allow JJC education majors to more easily transfer to Saint Xavier
Chicago (Nov. 30, 2007) –The presidents of Saint Xavier University and Joliet Junior College signed an agreement yesterday that allows education majors from JJC to more easily transfer to Saint Xavier to earn an undergraduate degree and teacher certification.
In a ceremony at Saint Xavier’s Orland Park Campus, Saint Xavier University President Judith A. Dwyer, Ph.D., and Joliet Junior College President Eugenia Proulx, Ph.D., signed the new 2+2 Teacher Education Articulation Agreement, which will enhance transfers of early childhood and elementary education majors.
“This cooperative relationship will enhance service for our constituents, support a smooth transfer experience, minimize duplication of instruction and build on community college and university learning experiences,” said Saint Xavier President Judith A. Dwyer, Ph.D. “We look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with Joliet Junior College.”
Under the agreement, any student who completes a prescribed block of 64 credits at Joliet Junior College with a GPA of 2.5 or better can transfer to the Saint Xavier University School of Education where they can complete 57 credits to earn a degree and teacher certification in elementary education or 56 hours for early childhood education.
“We look forward to enhancing our already excellent relationship with Joliet Junior College,” said School of Education Dean Beverly Gulley. “This new articulation agreement will greatly improve students’ ability to complete their baccalaureate degree education in four years.”
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Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.